Yesterday I read this article about why it's so hard to work in shared offices. My immediate thought after reading it was, "Duh! How can you concentrate when there are a million people around you making noise doing their things!" Having spent most of my life in a padded room making noises with a permanent beeping sound in my ear(aka practicing), I understood how annoying distractions and extraneous noises are when you take an exam, or are concentrating really hard.
How is this relevant to the title? Honestly, it was because of this section here:
“This place must have more Apple AirPods per capita than anywhere in the world,” he said one afternoon, warily looking around.Okay, not much of a correlation, but my brain grabs on to snippets and it made me realize something. Not only are shared offices one of the worst ideas ever, but only status-driven narcissistic Facebook-obsessed millennials would every use an Apple, and that the majority of those would be females.
As I began searching for the answer, I soon realized this is a much harder question to answer than I previously suspected. Apple would never let someone know if a user is male or female, as they themselves probably do not know. While I did see a statistic that said men spend more money on Apple online sales (think appstore), this did not equate to actual product sales.
I kept digging.
And found a more concrete answer (though I cannot verify statistics)
It seems that men out-buy women 2:1 on apple products. This could be because men tend to have more disposable income or tend to prefer technology than women, but this is entirely conjecture.
A Forbes article has further statistics, that more educated and affluent people have iPhones.
However, I found this paper from Marshall College indicating that the "demographic profile of U.S. smartphone users who have used a QR code, February 2011,” the gender ratio is 51% male and 49% female"
I have to admit my preconceptions are a little blown out at the moment. I guess that's what I get on relying on gross stereotypes.
So my thesis is entirely wrong and the parallelism I was going to make up about it is completely false.